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Emperor Kangxu Sword


charles wu

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Dear all,

Here is the Emperor Kangxi's personal 2-handed saber, preserved in a Buddhist temple. for the fittings, "qilin" or "Chinese unicorn" depicted on the fittings on the handle and scabbard. they are the really gold and silver.

photos as below.

 

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Here is a new custom fittings base on Emperor Kangxi's sword, but custom request added. enjoyed it please.

 

qilin 2.jpg

 

2 qinlin.jpg

 

1qilin.jpg

 

there will be more details photos input later.

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Sir, I am humbled and stunned at the beauty of your work. Thank you for sharing the history and your project with us.

Kevin

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Wonderful work Charles. Can I ask, In the Chinese traditions, how do those hangers on the scabbards stay in place? Are they just slipped on/pressure fit? Are they pinned or somewhow glued?

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wow that is gorgeous. i cant wate to see the finished package.

"fire can be a tool of destruction or creation, the difference lies in the hands of those who wield it". me

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Thanks you. me too.

and i will try more

 

Sir, I am humbled and stunned at the beauty of your work. Thank you for sharing the history and your project with us.

Kevin

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Xie Xie Jim,

There will be one more topic one this style. tiger.... i think that will be better....

 

Extremely fine Charles.

 

Jim

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It would give me the greatest of pleasure to have your blade.

If you would like to, i will offer the fittings for free.

 

Man, that is SO over the top, I don't know what to say. Who's doing the blade for that bad boy( ooooo, pick me!!!!)???

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xie xie lovely Dick,

 

Charles....

tongue.giftongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif Gorgeous!!!!

 

Dick

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Charles,

Doesn't the original there have an oval handle?..it looks like your reproduction is round.

I've always found round handles hard to index with the leading edge of the blade due to lack of reference points.

 

Will the blade be of similar construction as the original? Of pattern welded steel or most likely three of more parts?

 

That is quite the work for one pair of hands to do.

 

Ric

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In fact, like what you said, we slipped on, or pinned, and put on a little glue sometimes. in case of disassembly.

 

Wonderful work Charles. Can I ask, In the Chinese traditions, how do those hangers on the scabbards stay in place? Are they just slipped on/pressure fit? Are they pinned or somewhow glued?

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I do not why i could not load the photos from photobucker links.

 

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good, now change another method to insert the photos links, and it works

Ok, photos

 

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sorry, have to leave for a while, later i will post all photos here.

if you want to see all of them in one time.

 

go there http://alansky0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A09DCE90196C40E7!1236.entry

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Thanks Charles,

the best part of your posts is that no words are neededsmile.gif... thanks for taking the time.... and the educationbiggrin.gif

 

A unrelated question... What time of year did you do this? I notice you are dressed warmly

 

Dick

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I am still watching this process develop. I think your work is very creative, and you have tremendous skills.

Thanks for sharing.

 

kevin

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  • 3 years later...

Hi,

 

If you want make the blade, let me know please. and i will offer the metal fittings. i am happy to work together.

 

Wu

 

Man, that is SO over the top, I don't know what to say. Who's doing the blade for that bad boy( ooooo, pick me!!!!)???

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Hi Richard,

 

Sorry that, it seems that i miss the replying.

 

The original one is round also.

 

Blade try to follow the original one.

 

They are separated pats for the hand.

 

Wu

 

Charles,
Doesn't the original there have an oval handle?..it looks like your reproduction is round.
I've always found round handles hard to index with the leading edge of the blade due to lack of reference points.

Will the blade be of similar construction as the original? Of pattern welded steel or most likely three of more parts?

That is quite the work for one pair of hands to do.

Ric

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Charles, a pleasure to behold! Thank you... Miles

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